Friday, October 25, 2013

Classic '70s TV Reunions on Sam & Cat, See Dad Run; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 28, 2013)

Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall - Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon will host an unforgettable weekend on Nov. 9 and 10 with two iconic reunions of legendary television creator/actor/producer Garry Marshall's landmark series, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, in brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat and See Dad Run. In Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," premiering Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon, beloved comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will reunite on screen in a scripted series for the first time in over 30 years. The following evening, a brand-new See Dad Run will bring back star Scott Baio with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall in a homecoming on their former set in "See Dad See Dad Run," premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite.

Scott Baio and Garry Marshall - See Dad Run

In the brand-new Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat (Ariana Grande) are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s. Sam and Cat must track down the show's two original creators (played by Penny Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud. In the premiere of See Dad Run "See Dad See Dad Run," David's (Baio) TV dad Bernie (played by Garry Marshall) visits, but the reunion sours when he runs off and leaves his new baby. David must convince Bernie that being a real dad will be his best role. Marshall's son Scott Marshall directs.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Katey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry talks about his new movie Last Vegas on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He will also be on SI Now at 1pm and in NY on on New York Live at 12:30pm on WNBC4.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends/Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John chats about his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, while cooking up a cheesy and delicious queso dip perfect for any party on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Earlier in the day she creates a mouthwatering cashew chicken curry with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT-CT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Beau Bridges (The Millers) - Beau drops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie shares her hidden talent in a Celebrity Hidden Talent Show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa talks about her new book, Melissa Explains It All, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Watch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning between 7-9am. Finally, he will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob guests on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa will be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha is guest co-host and serves up spooky Halloween cocktails with Clinton Kelly on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Billy and Reno are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette talks about her love for Halloween and legendary costumes on Katie, so check your local listings. The Divine Miss M gets a big surprise!
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John discusses his new children's book, The Perfect Dog, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • The Cast of Modern Family) - The cast of Modern Family are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. The rest of the Last Vegas casts will also be guests. The film opens in theaters on November 1.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats about the final season of How I Met Your Mother on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on Bethenny so check your local listings for time and station.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET. She will also discuss her latest projects on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.